Articles tagged Peter Livanos

Page 209, July 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

Page 10, September 2000

Red, white and blue

There were two red, white and blue cars in the World Sports-Prototype Championship paddock at Dijon-Prenois in May, both prepared in high-tech laboratories, but similarities seemed to end there. The Nissan R89C, designed and built by Eric Broadley, was obviously a state-of-the-art Group C car powered by Nissan, one of the world's leading motor companies, and would soon be an outright winner. What...

Page 77, November 1998

The Goodwood Motor Circuit Revival

In the end, it surpassed the wildest expectations. Fifty years to the day after its first meeting, motor racing returned to Goodwood with an event none of the 80,000 spectators would argue was not the greatest historic race meeting of all time. The restoration of the buildings, the period livery of staff and traditional BARC and drivers' cricket match are images of an event which recaptured the...

Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

Page 72, January 1990

Proteus Technology

Proteus Technology Protech, short for Proteus Technology, is part of the Proton Group which is a holding company for the Greek shipowning Livanos family and Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett. Proton owns 75 per cent of Protech, Richard Williams and Ecurie Ecosse sharing the balance. Peter Livanos, a longtime Aston Martin enthusiast and amateur racer in America, underwrote the racing...

Page 29, January 1982


Nimrod TO some of us Nimrod conjures up scenes of Elgar and the Malvern Hills, while to others it conveys an RAF search-aircraft, but what it means in the motor racing world is a new Group C car for Endurance racing. Nimrod Racing Automobiles Ltd. is a new firm formed by Robin Hamilton, the Aston Martin dealer in Staffordshire, Victor Gauntlett the Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and Pace...

Page 30, December 1987

Aston and Ford's Stylish Marriage

The "downsize" Aston Martin that Victor Gauntlet has spoken of in the past three years should be unveiled by 1993 at the latest . . . but it may wear a Ford badge. The Newport Pagnell company will, in the meantime, take the wraps off the new John Heffernan/Ken Greenley designed Aston Martin at the British motor show in October 1988 and off the convertible version at Geneva in March 1989, and will...

Page 55, October 2013

100 reasons why we love Aston Martin

There are certain companies that immedately conjure a British way of life. Aston Martin is one of those. Redolent of polished wood, the scent of leather, of pulling up at polo match or cricket pitch, it is a name recognised across the world. This year the company celebrates its centenary something which few of its early figureheads would have predicted. It's been a rocky100 years, an anxious...

Page 54, June 1989

Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

Page 26, February 1990

The Fortune Seekers

THIRTY years after Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby won the 24Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin, the marque returned to France with a new challenger racing only for the second time. It was, of course, too soon to hope for a result but eleventh place overall was distinctly encouraging, and the team hopes to return to the Sarthe in June with a real chance of pulling off the surprise victory of the...


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